On behalf of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the many sponsors and attendees for our recent 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to our generous table patrons, including Park National Bank; Community Bank of Oak Park River Forest; Bob and Nancy Follett; Bill and Shelby Boblick; the Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation; Paul and Danah Fisher; Hoogendoorn and Talbot; Alan and Deborah Braxton; Loyola; and Rick and Cheryl King. In addition, we are grateful to Good Earth Greenhouse, Famous Liquors, Athena’s Silverland Desserts, Dominican University and the Oak Park and River Forest High School jazz combo and film departments for their contributions to the splendid evening.

The event proved that the spirit of community has been alive and well in Oak Park and River Forest for the past 50 years and will continue to be so for the next 50. We are proud to be the local resource that strengthens our communities through philanthropy. As we embark on our Community Works campaign to underwrite projects that ensure the success of all of our youth and make our communities environmentally sustainable, we welcome the participation and input of all in our communities.

Boyd McDowell
Board president, Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Sophia Lloyd
Executive director

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